2017 Graham (Wa.) Kapowsin OT Foster Sarell is at the top of Washington's wish list

A new feature here on Dawgman. We take a closer look at individual prospects on Washington's board to help people get to know where things stand and who the Huskies' main competition is in getting his signature. Today we look at Graham (Wa.) Kapowsin OT Foster Sarell, a young man who occupies one of the top spots on Washington's recruiting board...

Evaluation: There's a reason that Sarell is rated as the number one linemen in the country. He's one of the best athletes you will see at the position and his technique is very advanced for a young man his age and with his abilities. When you see offensive linemen with elite athleticism at the prep level, typically, they get by without good technique due to them just being better athletes than their opponents. While Sarell certainly has things to work on, he looks really good coming out of his stance and his initial punch is a "knee-wobbler", as one coach noted. He has long arms and a strong base, not getting his feet too wide when he gets into his pass set. As a run-blocker, Sarell's impressive lower-body strength allows him to really drive defenders off the ball. Due to his elite athleticism, he also has good enough feet to pull and enough agility to get down the field and block at the second and even third level. I've said it before and I will say it again -- in my opinion, Sarell will go down as the best "pound for pound" athlete to come out of the state in the past 25 years if not ever.

Spring/Summer Visit Plans: Sarell hasn't made anything official, but he wants to take trips to see some of his top schools. Washington will get at least one visit and likely a couple during the spring while Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, Stanford and a few others will be on his spring/summer tour as well.

Camp Plans: Nothing official, but he has been outspoken that he wants to attend the Nike Opening and he'll likely take part in one of their regional qualifiers, likely in Seattle in late May. He may take in USC's Rising Stars camp and UCLA or Stanford may also get him to take part in their camps as well.

Offers: Name a top 25 program and Sarell likely has an offer from it. Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Washington, Cal, Boise State, Washington State, Arizona and Notre Dame have all made offers to the big lineman and many more are very close.

Favorites: Sarell is deft enough not to name any favorites at this point, but the conventional wisdom is that Washington and Stanford are likely to be his final two when it's all said and done. However, don't be surprised if a school like Michigan or Notre Dame or UCLA slides in there to make up a final three as Sarell and his family are big on academics and the schools that excel in that arena will be the ones that end up in his final group.


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